In today's Catholic Daily Roundup, top stories include the president promoting climate change policies on Earth Day, the Vatican confirms the pope's visit to a Latin American country, and a priest encourages local parishioners to buy firearms.
“Unless we train ministers capable of warming people’s hearts, of walking with them in the night, of dialoguing with their hopes and disappointments, of mending their brokenness, what hope can we have for our present and future journey?” (Pope Francis)
Today's Reading: “Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me,” (John 6:37)
In the News:
- President Obama will be spending Earth Day in the Florida Everglades, promoting his climate change policies.
- The timing of sanctions relief is the sticking point in nuclear talks between Iran and the six major world powers this week in Vienna, where negotiations kicked off on Wednesday with a meeting between delegates from Tehran and the European Union.
- Charles Koch said he is considering throwing his political might into the Republican presidential primary for the first time and is likely to provide financial help to several contenders before settling on a single candidate.
Pope Francis and church news:
- Pope Francis will visit Cuba before arriving in the United States in September, the Vatican said Wednesday.
- French authorities on Wednesday said they foiled an "imminent" terrorist attack on at least one church after a man was arrested in Paris with an arsenal of weapons.
- An Ann Arbor Catholic priest has urged his parishioners to arm themselves and attend classes at Christ the King parish to earn a concealed pistol license.
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